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Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton rule country awards

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Taylor Swift, right, presents the award for male vocalist of the year to Blake Shelton at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, April 1, in Las Vegas.

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Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and more big stars are honored in Las Vegas.


"I am so amazed that the fans keep doing such incredibly nice things for me. I just want to hug them all the time and thank them for everything -- it really blows my mind," Swift told reporters backstage about the award, which fans vote for.

But Shelton and Lambert, who married last year, were the big winners, taking home three trophies between them including best male vocalist for him and two trophies for her, female vocalist and album of the year for "Four the Record."

-- Reported by Vernell Hackett, Reuters